Saturday, March 9, 2013

THE SEARCH



Season's of Love and War will be released Feb-March 2014  The contract is signed. :-)


                                         

Thank you for stopping by.  

This will be the last snippet from Seasons for a while.



 Book two of the Seasons Saga -- 'December Road' will be out shortly after Seasons of Love and 

War-- but no snippets until book one is out.. 



Instead, I will do some snippets from some other books that are un-edited but will be released next year. 






The scene has switched to Beth Ann's POV and I played with it a bit, to give you more since it's the final one for a while





We left off last week with Beth Ann  furious. She took off while Kaylob was in the shower.
 However,. Kaylob knew where she might be headed, but when he first got there she wasn't there. So, he drove around for hours and finally went back and found her at their special spot under the tree in the park

She  was wet and digging in the mud with tears streaking down her face.  

He calls her name and reaches out to her. He wants to take her home. 





“No, leave me alone,” she pushed away his hands again and tried to keep digging. “I have to tear it up, It doesn’t mean anything now.”
“Yes it does, baby, I love you and I always will.”
She kept struggling against him for a few seconds longer, then all the fight seemed to drain out of her and all she could do was slump against him.
“Kaylob, ” her voice was so weak that she barely heard it herself. She suddenly felt so tired that she didn’t think she could walk if she tried, she stretched her arms up to him and he bent to pick her up, pausing to kick the mud back in place where she’d been digging.
 “Baby, I was so worried,” he said as he carried her to the car.

She leaned her head on his chest, “I’m sorry, I’m just so afraid because, I don’t want to lose you.










In this moment he promises her she wont. Should he have done that? Thank you again for all the wonderful comments and support with Seasons of Love and War. 






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64 comments:

  1. First let me say those pictures are amazing. Secondly, congrats again on your contract. This snippet is so good Brenda, I'm glad he went and found her. I can't wait for the book to come out. I'm going to miss snippets of Seasons. But I'm looking forward to hearing some from your other books. yay!

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    1. Thank you Lisa, I'm glad that it was changed for him to do that. Thanks to my special editor.. :-)

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  2. what was she tearing up? or trying to tear up? guess I'll have to wait for the book. Great snippet and I'm sorry to see them end. What are the other books? Great job on this scene. Felt the emotions.

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    1. I can't tell... you have to read the book. LOL Thank you Dean for stopping by. I hopefully will have something ready to post next Sunday. I think I'm going to be posting from Cabin by the Lake. I'm going to try and get it ready.

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  3. sweet how he carried her back to the car. nice visual and good way to wrap it up. i sure will be happy when the book comes out. congrats on the contract Brenda. so happy for you.

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  4. Powerful emotions in this snippet, her distress and his compassion. Great snippet.

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    1. Thank you Sherry. Glad you stopped by. :-)

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  5. Congratulations on your sale. *happy dancing* :)
    Love the emotion in this snippet. It just grabbed hold of me. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you so much. It was such a surprise since I forgot I had send it to them. After five months and sending so many out, I had forgotten about it. We were doing the happy dance without doubt. :-)

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  6. can feel the love even though she's upset. loved the way he is holding her. pictures are very cool. congrats again on your contract. Now, the wait is on to buy this book.

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    1. Aww, glad you can feel that between them Shannon. They are so in love. :-)

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  7. he's gallant and that is something you don't see much these days. Sorry to see these end but nice to see and hear about your other books. This scene was great and nicely done!

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    1. Alex, you are a gallant man yourself so it takes one to know on. Thank you for stopping by and continuing to support my blogs. :-)

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  8. Congrats on the contract! I love this. Sweet and emotional. Terrific snippet.

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    1. Thank you Joanne, glad you found it sweet and emotional. :-)

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  9. Powerful emotional scene! I want to know more. Like what was she tearing up? Also his promise to her---hmm... makes me think he shouldn't promise what he can't control.

    Congrats on the contract! Love the pictures, too.

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    1. For now you'll have to wait. ;-) But thank you for stopping by and taking the interest in what he was tearing up. And thank you again.

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  10. This was romantic, tender, sad--lots of emotions. Well done on the snippet. I want to know what she was digging up too! Congrats on the contract.

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    1. Time will tell. :-) Thank you, I'm very pleased with the contract and thank you again for stopping by.

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  11. I'm so jealous that you always find the perfect pictures to go with your posts! This scene really shows how deeply connected these two are. Congratulations on your contract! The world is going to love SEASONS OF LOVE AND WAR!

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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    1. They aren't always perfect but if I have time which I try to make I fix them to match. I love artwork so it's fun for me. I never take off the artist marks though, but these had none so I couldn't give the artist credit. Thank you Joyce, I can't wait until it comes out. :-)

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  12. I should read all of this to see how you get to a HEA ending.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and yes you should. ;-)

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  13. Perfect scene pics Brenda! Such a heart wrenching moment :'(
    Cindy R author assistant

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  14. You know how to wring the emotion out of your snippets. Wonderful!

    Mega congratulations on your contract!

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    1. Thank you Virginia, glad you felt it.. :-)

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  15. Congratulations on the contract and thanks for leaving us such an emotional snippet today!

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    1. Gosh, thank you and so glad you stopped by. :-)

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  16. Lots of great emotion in this scene. Very poignant!

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    1. Yes the emotion has just started. Thank you Linda, glad you stopped by. :-)

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  17. Wonderful emotion and congrats on the contract. Did you do the artwork? Wish I could.

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    1. Hi Elaine, I didn't do the artwork but I do PSP. So If I find something I can turn it into what I need. If the artist name is there I always leave it but in these there were no names. I took PSP classes for ten years and I love it. :-) Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  18. I don't think he should have made the promise, but I understand why he did! That's a powerful snippet--I enjoyed it! :)

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    1. You're right Jane he shouldn't have made that promise. It might just come back to haunt him. Thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  19. Love the emotion! These two are so right for each other! :D Great 8!

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    1. I think so too Karen. They've loved each other since childhood. :-) Thank you so mch.

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  20. Wow! Marsha and I are so happy for you Brenda. Way to go! This was a great snippet, sorry to see it leave but we'll be happy when your book comes out.

    Bradly and Marshmellow.

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    1. Thank you Bradly and Marsha, as soon as it comes out I'll make sure you get a copy. :-)

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  21. Congrats on your contract! :-D Interesting story. I wonder what will happen in future, but, I have a foreboding that he shouldn't have made that promise.

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    1. Hello Debbie, I was so glad to finally find you this weekend. :-) you're feeling is correct he shouldn't have made that promise. Thank you for stopping by.

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  22. It often seems like it's easier to quit someone than lose them . . . but it's the same pain, really.

    Heartbreaking passage!

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    1. Thank you for feeling that. I don't think she will ever stop loving him. She's loved him since childhood. :-)Glad you stopped by.

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  23. I loved the snippet though it was sad. Very evocative writing.

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  24. I like her vulnerability mirrored against his steadfast nature. Bad things are coming... A promise is a double-edged sword. Good post.

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    1. Yes something not so good is coming that will rock her world more than she could ever have imagined. Thank you so much for stopping by. Glad you picked up on that. :-)

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  25. Lovely snippet. Sad and evocative. Clearly, he's making promises he can't keep.

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    1. You are so right. And her world will be rocked. This is my last snippet until close to the book release. Thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  26. Sounds like there is something special buried there. Something that connects them. I'm wondering what he has done to make her so upset, to make her think she's losing him.

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    1. he is going back for a second tour to Vietnam. They are childhood sweethearts and now engaged and he never talked it over with her. So she is hurt and afraid. Yes, there is something very special buried there. :-)

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  27. Oh man, it feels so unresolved. Great snippets, Brenda. I really enjoyed this story. Congrats on the contract. I'll look forward to it in 2014. :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm so happy you've enjoyed it. :-) Thank you for stopping by.

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  28. I love the artwork. Is that yours too? I too wonder what she was digging up...some sort of time capsule maybe?

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  29. Actually It's PSP. I always leave the artist name posted if I use it when it's there. But I do art over art to alter it for what I need. I added the image of bell buttons and a long shirt on her. had to make his hair lighter and fix his pants. I wanted to give the feeling of a storm. I studied PSP for ten years and loved it. But you could be on to something about the capsule since they are childhood sweethearts and so in love. Thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  30. Wow. Words and images together are very powerful.

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    1. Thank you so much.. And thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  31. Building trust in a relationship is hard. You've expressed it well.

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    1. Thank you so much. And thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  32. My heart breaks for them. And the artwork is amazing!

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    1. I know Sarah. I just saw this and wanted to thank you for stopping by.

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